11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 12th February

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1554 - Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days in 1553, is executed for high treason

2. 1809 - Charles Darwin is born

3. 1818 - Chile formally proclaims its independence from Spain

4. 1892 - President Lincoln's birthday is declared as a U.S National Holiday

5. 1973 - The first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam war takes place

6. 1980 – Actress Christina Ricci is born

7. 1994 - One of the world's best-known paintings, The Scream by Edvard Munch, is stolen from a museum in Norway

8. 1997 - David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

9. 1999 - The Senate votes to acquit President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice

10. 2002 - Ex-Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes

11. 2010 - The 2010 Winter Olympics opens in Vancouver, Canada, but is marked with a tragic start when a luger from the Republic of Georgia, Nodar Kumaritashvili, dies tragically in a crash during training run

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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